GAMETRIBE SPEARHEADS UK LAUNCH

GameTribe.com, an online gaming portal and sister company to 505 Games, today announced the beta launch at www.gametribe.com. The portal launch also sees the appointment of Faisal Ahmed, who has held senior positions in the past with Amazon.co.uk, Playboy and Premium TV, as Head of Marketing UK. The launch adds an all-new online element to the ongoing 505 Games success story, which includes recent chart success with Cooking Mama on Nintendo Wii and DS.

GameTribe.com has immediately opened the closed beta testing for Dream of Mirror Online, DOMO, a free to play MMORPG developed by Softstar, with a following of 400,000 registered users in Taiwan alone. With 3D anime and an emphasis on close teamwork, DOMO is the first of a range of quality titles designed to appeal to the burgeoning MMO market.

Joining DOMO in GameTribe.com’s drumbeat is KongKong, a 3D platformer based in a toy world full of colourful and comical characters, all participating in a jumping race against time. KongKong is a game with universal appeal and ensures that the wider family market is just as comfortable on the gaming portal as fans of RPG.

Completing GameTribe.com’s hat trick is Kicks, a free to play street football MMO with a distinctly Brazilian street football flavour. Developed by Entermate, Kicks was originally launched in Korea in July 2006 and has already gained the support of 450,000 flag-waving, trumpet-toting registered users playing three, four and five-a-side games on unconventional pitches such as roofs, streets and factories. Kicks offers street football gameplay at its finest.

All GameTribe.com’s games are free to play and, following commercial release, contextual items, such as kit and clothing, will be available for purchase on a game-by-game basis.

“We’re excited to bring these acclaimed MMO games to Europe,” commented Faisal Ahmed, Head of Marketing UK, GameTribe.com.“Combined with GameTribe’s expertise in games, we’ll be providing the best service to European gamers.”

GameTribe.com today announced its beta launch and is planning its commercial site in late October with more games to come to enrich the consumer experience.

About GameTribe.com:

Headquartered in Windsor, United Kingdom, GameTribe.com is an online gaming portal offering free to play massively multiplayer online games to European players. Launch games include Dream of Mirror Online, a MMORPG with 400,000 registered users in Taiwan alone; Kicks, a street football game with 450,000 registered users in Korea; and KongKong, a 3D platformer.


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